Apprentice Professional Cook The President Hotel

Interested in becoming a chef? This vacancy will give you the opportunity to train and learn all aspects of preparing and cooking food for customers.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    30 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

You will:

  • Train and learn how to maintain a safe, hygienic and secure working environment
  • Work effectively as part of a hospitality team
  • Maintain food safety when preparing, storing and cooking food
  • Maintain, handle and clean knives
  • Produce, prepare and cook basic food dishes
  • Set up and close kitchen

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for cooking fresh food
  • Creative
  • Hard working
  • Can take instruction
  • Prepared to learn

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Hard working
  • Passion for food and cooking
  • Keen to learn
  • Can work well within a team

Qualifications required

  • 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*- D including English and Maths.
  • You must achieve at least a Level 1 on the Initial College Assessment.

Future prospects

A full time position may be available upon completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Once you have submitted your application, you will need to complete college initial assessments and provide a CV before we can progress your application. You will be sent an email requesting this. Please note that Blackpool & The Fylde College offer CV building sessions should you wish to use this facility.

About the employer

The President Hotel offers a great selection of rooms to cater for all needs, including exclusive luxury suites. Whether you prefer a good old English brew, freshly ground coffee, or maybe a glass of prosecco with a snack during the day, all are on the menu in Lincoln’s Café and Wine Bar, along with free Wi-Fi. Relaxing and tranquil panoramic views are available daily from the Lounge Bar of The President Hotel. First class cuisine is served in the Atlanta Restaurant.


The President Hotel






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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Professional Cookery
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Professional Cookery
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Catering and Professional Chefs

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Blackpool & The Fylde College


Deborah Kelly 01253 504386

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017